New Metamorphoses is a radio series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008, as installments of the Afternoon Play.


Contemporary reworks of the Metamorphoses of Ovid.


Episode Number Title Author Broadcast Date Summary
01 Zeus and Semele Sebastian Baczkiewicz 03 March 2008 When a paparazzo is welcomed into the glamorous world he feeds on, he is hopelessly unprepared for what lies behind it.
02 Echo and Narcissus Hattie Naylor 04 March 2008 Determined to get into shape, Mat joins his local gym. The transformation he sees in the mirror proves spellbinding, but can the reflection be trusted?
03 Myrrha Colin Teevan 05 March 2008 Sixteen years ago she was a newborn baby, left in a plastic bag in a small Irish town. Father Michael and his sister have brought her up but now Myrrha is in the grip of a frightening passion that will change everything.
04 Callisto Nick Warburton 06 March 2008 A photographer is fascinated and intrigued by a picture he has taken of a young celebrity fending off a tramp outside a nightclub. He captures an iconic moment in time but all is not what it seems.
05 Phaethon Katie Hims 07 March 2008 When Sol finally meets his son Liam, he makes him a promise that cannot be broken - with tragic results.


Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Radiolistings

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